Egypt declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt Muslim BrotherhoodEgypt’s military-backed interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, a dramatic escalation that gives authorities more power in cracking down on them.

Hossam Eissa, the Minister of Higher Education, read out the Cabinet statement after long meeting on Wednesday.

Eissa said: “The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization.”

Eissa added that the implications of the declaration punish those who belong to the group, financing it and those promoting the group’s activities.

The Brotherhood is the group that ousted President Mohammed Morsi belongs to and which has waged near-daily protests since a July 3 popularly backed military coup toppled his government.

Authorities blamed the Brotherhood for militant attacks now striking Egypt, a claim the Brotherhood repeatedly has denied.

  • Patience2

    Long overdue.

  • Patience2

    Long overdue.

  • Peaceforleb

    Wow, they just declared the MB a terrorist group while most of the world has known this for years.

  • Peaceforleb

    Wow, they just declared a terrorist group while most of the world has known this for years.

  • bypest

    Either way, military rule must go. It would seem as if the Israeli stooge Mubarak was overthrown for nothing.

  • bypest

    Either way, military rule must go. It would seem as if the Israeli stooge Mubarak was overthrown for nothing.